Printmaking: Silkscreen

3 points
Session 1: May 26 - July 2
T, R 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Aurélien Couput
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Introduces silkscreen and covers the fundamentals of screen printing. The silkscreen or screen printing process, also known as serigraphy, is a printmaking technique developed from stenciling. In the history of printmaking, it is a newer process that utilizes a synthetic fabric stretched on a frame. Silkscreen became particularly popular in the 1960s, when pop artists were drawn to the graphic qualities of the medium, which allows for bold blocks of uniform color. The course covers printing in multiple colors, as well as multiple processes for image making through the use of drawing fluid and rubylith, a process that utilizes a light sensitive photo-emulsion and an exposure unit to create a reproducible image. The course also explores creating prints with drawing fluid, allowing for a painterly effect. The course covers the best materials for screenprinting, with demonstrations on paper and fabric. The course focuses on the student's personal artistic vision through experimentation in this versatile print medium.

Tuition & Fees
Most summer courses are offered at the standard Continuing Education tuition rate of
$1,570 per point ($4,710 for a 3-point course).
For more information on tuition and course fees, please refer to our Tuition & Fees page.

Materials Fee: $125
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About the Instructor
Aurélien Couput
Aurélien Couput was born and raised in France, where he graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He received an MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts in 2013. He has received international recognition for his work and was the recipient of the Prix de la Foire International de Dessin (FID) in Paris, the Raymond Weil International Photography Prize, and the 8th LVMH Young Artists' Award. more
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